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A Fascinating Look At The WordPress Job Landscape

A Fascinating Look At The WordPress Job Landscape

By Chris Crum May 8, 2015

WP Engine released some interesting research into the “WordPress economy” and jobs that call for WordPress skills throughout the United States. The study utilized online listings from Indeed.com for WordPress-centric positions, and analyzed which jobs are most in demand, which …

WordPress.com Bloggers Get ‘Press Publish’ Event Series WordPress.com Bloggers Get ‘Press Publish’ Event Series

Automattic, the company behind WordPress and WordPress.com, announced the launch of a new event series called Press Publish. This will give bloggers the chance to learn and network with so-called WordPress.com experts. “These events will focus on inspiration and tools …

Automattic Announces BruteProtect Acquisition Automattic Announces BruteProtect Acquisition

Automattic, the company that runs WordPress, announced that it has acuiqred BruteProtect, which makes a plugin and service for protecting sites from malicious logins, and saves server resources to help sites run faster. The plugin, according to the company, also …

Pinterest Launches ‘Pin It’ For Tumblr, Blogger, WordPress & Wix Pinterest Launches ‘Pin It’ For Tumblr, Blogger, WordPress & Wix

Pinterest announced that launch of the “Pin It” button for Tumblr, Blogger, WordPress.org, and Wix. “We talk about the Pin It button a lot around here, and that’s because it’s a pretty big deal,” says Pinterest’s Bill Rastello. “It’s what …

WordPress Founder Talks To LinkedIn About The Future Of Publishing WordPress Founder Talks To LinkedIn About The Future Of Publishing

This video’s about a month old, but interesting none the less, and LinkedIn just shared it in a blog post today. WordPress founder Matt Mullenweg discusses the future of publishing with Reid Hoffman. It’s part of the LinkedIn Speaker series. …

WordPress.com Now Offers 12 More TLDs WordPress.com Now Offers 12 More TLDs

WordPress.com is now offering users twelve new top-level domains. You can now register domains with the following TLDs for new or existing sites: .com.br .net.br .info .biz .mobi .mx .es .nl .be .fm .tv .in WordPress.com now offers a total …

You Can Now Use Millions Of High-Quality Pics From Getty On You Site For Free You Can Now Use Millions Of High-Quality Pics From Getty On You Site For Free

Getty Images, long known for suing people for using its photos on blogs, has surprised the Internet by making millions of them free to use. The photography giant announced that tens of millions of its photos are now embeddable, which …

GoDaddy To Offer Managed WordPress Hosting Product GoDaddy To Offer Managed WordPress Hosting Product
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Today GoDaddy announced the official launch of their managed WordPress hosting product. As a GoDaddy customer using managed WordPress hosting, business owners can focus on things other than their technical worries with their WordPress websites. GoDaddy will take care of …

Google Launches WordPress Plugin For AdSense, Webmaster Tools Management Google Launches WordPress Plugin For AdSense, Webmaster Tools Management

Google announced the launch of its new Google Publisher Plugin for WordPress (in beta). This lets people place AdSense ads on their sites, and verify their sites in Webmaster Tools right from WordPress. The plugin links your site to your …

Mullenweg Takes Over Automattic CEO Role Mullenweg Takes Over Automattic CEO Role

Automattic, the company behind WordPress, is getting a new CEO. Kind of. Founder Matt Mullenweg is stepping into the CEO role held by Toni Schneider for the past eight years, while Schneider is taking over for Mullenweg. From the sound …

WordPress.com Now Lets Users Register .CO Domains WordPress.com Now Lets Users Register .CO Domains
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Automattic announced today that it has added .CO as a new top-level domain option for WordPress.com users. This joins other options like .ME, .COM, .NET, and .ORG. It will cost you $25 a year for a .CO domain. To register …

WordPress Just Got A Spike In Imports From Tumblr WordPress Just Got A Spike In Imports From Tumblr

WordPress might have quite a bit to gain by Yahoo’s purchasing of Tumblr for $1.1 billion. As noted, a bunch of Tumblr users are already freaking out about Yahoo buying the massively popular blogging platform (and the promise of new …

WordPress’ Share Of The World’s Top Blogs Increases WordPress’ Share Of The World’s Top Blogs Increases
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The majority of the world’s top 100 blogs are using WordPress, according to a new report from Pingdom, and the content management system’s share of these blogs is on the rise. According to the firm, 52% of these blogs are …

Automattic Launches WordPress.com Enterprise Automattic Launches WordPress.com Enterprise

Automattic announced the launch of WordPress.com Enterprise today. It costs $500 per site per month. According to the company, you can scale your traffic as your content goes viral, and it can handle it. WordPress’ network does handle 100s of …

WordPress Is Getting Rid Of The Blogroll WordPress Is Getting Rid Of The Blogroll
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The Blogroll is something that’s near and dear to my heart. It was something that every blog I ran growing up had, and I used it extensively. It was my way to direct readers to other great content, and I …

Facebook: Here’s An SEO Boost For Your Site Facebook: Here’s An SEO Boost For Your Site
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Facebook announced some new WordPress integration today. This includes a new plugin called Facebook for WordPress. It comes with “social publishing features” and the following widgets (as listed on Facebook’s developer blog) which have been around for some time: Activity …

Facebook Gets WordPress Integration Facebook Gets WordPress Integration
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I think it’s safe to say that everybody has had a blog at one point or another. While we may have moved on to the microblogging world of tumblr, there is still value in the traditional blog offered by WordPress, …